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Hearty Lean Chili Recipe



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UPDATED: 9.26.14

CONTACT: John Shelley

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Tail-gating season is finally here and there will be many tempting sweets and treats around. For a healthier alternative, try this healthy chili recipe out:

Hearty Lean Chili            

 Serves: 12    Size: 1 cup (217  g)

IngredientsScreen Shot 2014-09-22 at 1.46.17 PM

  • 1 pound 95% lean ground beef or lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped bell peppers (orange, red, yellow, or green)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 2 15 ounce cans light kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup Daisy ™ light sour cream



In a Dutch oven, over medium heat, cook and stir the ground beef, onion, pepper, and garlic until beef is no longer pink and the vegetables are crisp tender (8 to 9 minutes). Add the chili powder, cumin and pepper to the Dutch oven. Continue cooking for 1 minute. Add the kidney beans, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and water to the Dutch oven. Cook and stir until the chili comes to a boil (5 to 6 minutes). Reduce the heat to medium low. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for 25 to 30 minutes. Serve individual bowls of chili with a dollop of Daisy Sour Cream. Garnish with shredded cheese, avocado slices, and a few dashes of hot pepper sauce if desired.


This recipe is courtesy of Daisy Brand. For more recipes, check out their website.